“Guilty!” by Eric Burdon and Jimmy Witherspoon - album review

TJR says

In September 1970, Jimi Hendrix died after a jam session with Eric Burdon & War at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London. The tragedy took it’s toll on Burdon, who would often break down on stage in the following months. On February 5th, 1971 he finally left the band in the middle of their European tour, allegedly due to exhaustion. After returning home and taking time off, the bulk of his next album was recorded in summer with vocals from blues singer Jimmy Witherspoon. 5 Burdon or Witherspoon originals were onboard, along with 4 cover versions of James Taylor, John Mayall, Chuck Berry and St. Louis Jimmy tunes. The latter’s “Going Down Slow” was recorded live in May 1971 in the San Quentin State Prison and didn’t feature Witherspoon, nor did “Home Dream” which had been culled from a previous Burdon / War session. The results were weary on this one, all very pleasant but with nothing worth returning for…

The Jukebox Rebel
06-Oct-2009

A1 [03:47] 5.3.png Eric Burdon and Jimmy Witherspoon - I’ve Been Driftin’ / Once Upon A Time (Eric Burdon, Jimmy Witherspoon) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A2 [04:23] 5.1.png Eric Burdon and Jimmy Witherspoon - Steamroller (James Taylor) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A3 [04:53] 4.2.png Eric Burdon and Jimmy Witherspoon - The Laws Must Change (John Mayall) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A4 [03:48] 5.3.png Eric Burdon and Jimmy Witherspoon - Have Mercy Judge (Charles Berry) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A5 [06:24] 4.1.png Eric Burdon and Jimmy Witherspoon - Going Down Slow [live] (Jimmy Oden) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B1 [05:03] 4.9.png Eric Burdon and Jimmy Witherspoon - Soledad (Eric Burdon, John Sterling) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B2 [07:13] 5.0.png Eric Burdon and Jimmy Witherspoon - Home Dream (Eric Burdon) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [04:31] 5.0.png Eric Burdon and Jimmy Witherspoon - Headin’ For Home (Eric Burdon, John Sterling, Kim Kesterson) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B4 [05:13] 4.8.png Eric Burdon and Jimmy Witherspoon - The Time Has Come (Jimmy Witherspoon, Teddy Edwards) Soul Ballad




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